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  • Brockton grocery store and clinic team up to deliver better health

    The Boston Globe - 07/11/2015

    Jessica Hoffman, a Northeastern University researcher who specializes in childhood obesity interventions, said abstract ideas about nutrition have to be made relevant and digestable to spark behavior change.

    “You’re teaching people how to shop smarter — it’s the provision of skills, not just knowledge,” Hoffman said.

    At the health center, staff will also use an on-site kitchen to show patients — and, as grants come in, the general public — how to reframe traditional recipes and cook them in new, healthier ways. Eventually, TV screens in the grocery are expected to show the cooking classes from next door.


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